ÉTIENNE FERRÈRE

Artist

Choreographer
Project and Stage manager
Ballet instructor

Photography by Jason carter

Performer - Dance and Aerial arts

Etienne started dancing at a young age in Oyonnax, France, before joining the Paris Opera Ballet School in 2003. During his time at the school he performed ballets by a range of choreographers, including; George Balanchine, José Martinez, Claude Bessy, John Neumeier and Nils Christe. He also toured to Europe, Japan and the USA. Upon graduation, Etienne joined the Paris Opera Ballet Company for the 2009/2010 season.

In November 2010 Etienne moved to Singapore to join Singapore Ballet (formerly Singapore Dance Theatre). He was promoted to First Artist in 2014 and Principal in 2018. During his time with the company, Etienne danced multiple soloist and principal roles and was a part of many new classical and contemporary creations. Some of his highlights include; ‘Romeo’ in Choo San Goh’s Romeo and Juliet and ‘Prince Florimund’ in Janek Schergen’s Sleeping Beauty.

In 2021, Etienne began exploring an interest in choreography, creating two pieces through the company’s annual choreographic workshop - Singular (2021) and Faux Contact (2022). He also designed and created the costumes for both works.

Aside from his career as a dancer, Etienne is a circus artist, specialising in aerial arts. He has performed yearly with Bonfire Circus in their performances for Flipside Circus Festival. He has also designed and realised the costumes for the productions since 2020.

Since 2021, Etienne has been involved in the production team for Aerial Open Stage and Circus Open Stage, two programs produced by Bornfire to create performance opportunities for Singapore circus enthusiasts. His roles have included Project Manager, Stage Manager and Stage Director.

BIOGRAPHY

RESUME

FULL-TIME PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION

2014-2017 Singapore Ballet - Soloist

2010-2013 Singapore Ballet - Artist

2009-2010 Paris Opera Ballet - Quadrille Dancer

2018-2023 Singapore Ballet - Principal Artist

PROJECT BASED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2022 Bornfire Circus - Me, me Monsters, my Friends - Aerialist, Costume designer

2021 Bornfire Circus - Re:union - Aerialist, Costume designer

2020 Bornfire Circus - Apart Together i.i - Aerialist

2019 Bornfire Circus - Unbox:2 - Aerialist

2023 Bornfire Circus - Forget Me Not - Aerialist, Costume designer

2023 Bornfire Circus - Aerial Open Stage - Project Manager

2022 Bornfire Circus - Aerial Open Stage - Project manager

2021 Bornfire Circus - Aerial Open Stage - Project manager assistant

2023 Bornfire Circus - Circus Open Stage - Stage Manager

2003-2009 Paris Opera Ballet - Ballet, Contemporary, Music, Anatomy

2020 National Council of Strength and Fitness - Personal Trainer

2020 Universal Class (online) - Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology

2022 Coursera (online) - Certificate in Arts management and cultural organisations

2021-present Freelance choreographer and guest teacher, show creator